Great Plains Welsh Heritage And Culture Centre

Great Plains Welsh Heritage And Culture Centre

The Centre was purchased in December 2003 by GPWHP after a capital campaign raised the money necessary for purchase.  The building is the original site for Kohlmeyer's Hatchery built approximately in the 1940's. The building itself brings fond memories for those who have lived in Wymore.Inside the Centre consists of an office, gift shop filled with wonderful Welsh items, oral history room, digital theatre/auditorium, exhibits room, kitchen, two handicap accessible restrooms and storage area.                                                                                                                                               Many events are also hosted here. They include programs during the annual Sam Wymore Day's celebration, celebration of St. Dwynwen's Day, Welsh Festivals, hosting Community Coffees throughout the year, educational opportunities and much, much more.Also owned by the group is an empty lot to the north of the building. This is the area for the Welsh garden and sitting area. The garden is now a reality thanks to the Martha & Margaret Thomas Foundation of Wymore, the Beatrice Gage County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Norris Public Power Goodwill Fund, and by individual memorial gifts from Lois Taylor of Abilene, Texas; Lori and Cathy Williams; the Forrest 'Bud' Roberts Family of Wymore and an anonymous donor of Wymore. An 80' mural was painted by muralist David Lowenstein of Kansas, a sprinkler system has been put in, planting has started, a beautiful iron picket fence has been put around the garden area and a fund drive for a brick walkway has begun.The Centre was purchased in December 2003 by GPWHP after a capital campaign raised the money necessary for purchase. The building is the original site for Kohlmeyer's Hatchery built approximately in the 1940's. The building itself brings fond memories for those who have lived in Wymore. Inside the Centre consists of an office, gift shop filled with wonderful Welsh items, oral history room, digital theatre/auditorium, exhibits room, kitchen, two handicap accessible restrooms and storage area. Many events are also hosted here. They include programs during the annual Sam Wymore Day's celebration, celebration of St. Dwynwen's Day, Welsh Festivals, hosting Community Coffees throughout the year, educational opportunities and much, much more. Also owned by the group is an empty lot to the north of the building. This is the area for the Welsh garden and sitting area. The garden is now a reality thanks to the Martha & Margaret Thomas Foundation of Wymore, the Beatrice Gage County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Norris Public Power Goodwill Fund, and by individual memorial gifts from Lois Taylor of Abilene, Texas; Lori and Cathy Williams; the Forrest 'Bud' Roberts Family of Wymore and an anonymous donor of Wymore. An 80' mural was painted by muralist David Lowenstein of Kansas, a sprinkler system has been put in, planting has started, a beautiful iron picket fence has been put around the garden area and a fund drive for a brick walkway has begun.